Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shore Birds and Oil Spills

The coast of Louisiana is wild, beautiful, and for some forbidding; yet it is very fragile as well. The consequence of the BP oil spill due to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig of April 20, 2010 was visited on four different states, with cataclysmic consequences on the wildlife and scenery. The marshes and cheniers are not to played fast and loose with. There are some nonhuman losers when an oil spill occurs.  In addition to these birds, the charismatic brown pelican was affected.


10 comments:

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I remember the effect that the oil spill had on the Redneck Riviera.

Grand Crapaud said...

They need to be more careful!

Anemone said...

So sad what happened to the shore birds and beaches.

Linda Kay said...

Angel, a great reminder of the damage from the oil spill. Hopefully one day everything will be back to normal.

TexWisGirl said...

so very sad.

Françoise said...

It's sad. We have red tides sometimes too and seaweeds.

Bilbo said...

We too often lose sight of the fact that our search for resources has potentially deadly consequences.

Mike said...

Let's get that Keystone pipeline going so we can pump some more oil into the gulf.

Chuck Bear said...

Sad about the birds and fishes.

Cloudia said...

Almost too tragic to think about!



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